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The Blackwater Lightship

by Colm Toibin & Stephanie Roth Scribner (October 07, 2014)

It is Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen, her mother Lily, and her grandmother Dora have come together, after a decade of estrangement, to tend to Helen's beloved brother, Declan, who is dying of AIDS. Under...


Nora Webster: A Novel

by Colm Toibin Scribner (August 29, 2014)

From one of contemporary literature’s bestselling, critically acclaimed, and beloved authors: a “luminous” novel (Jennifer Egan, The New York Times Book Review) about a fiercely compelling young widow...


The Stranger on the Train: A Novel

by Abbie Taylor Atria Books (May 27, 2014)

A mother’s worst nightmare: the subway doors close with her baby son still on the train. In this suspenseful debut novel, a woman goes to unimaginable lengths to get her child back.

A struggling, single mother,...


Black Lake: A Novel

by Johanna Lane Little, Brown and Company (May 20, 2014)

"A lush, beguiling beauty, like the Ireland of its setting"* about a family losing grip of its legacy: a castle estate on the cliffs of Donegal.

*Elisa Albert, author of The Book of Dahlia

The Campbells have...


The Lovers: A Charlie Parker Thriller

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #8

by John Connolly Atria Books (June 02, 2009)

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly writes an “unfailingly compelling” (New Orleans Times-Picayune) and lyrical tale that forces Private Investigator Charlie Parker to examine his haunting past...


Land of Dreams

Ellis Island #3

by Kate Kerrigan William Morrow Paperbacks (October 07, 2014)

Set in 1940s Los Angeles, the compelling final installment in New York Times bestselling author Kate Kerrigan’s sweeping immigrant trilogy begun in Ellis Island and City of Hope—a story of family, love,...


Dark Hollow

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #2

by John Connolly Atria Books (July 03, 2001)

“Connolly has crafted one of the most darkly intriguing books this reviewer has encountered in more than three decades of reading crime fiction.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The second thriller...


Brooklyn

Costa Book Award for Best Novel 2009

by Colm Toibin Scribner (May 05, 2009)

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—now an acclaimed film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture—is “a moving, deeply satisfying...


Red Sky in Morning: A Novel

by Paul Lynch Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2013)

A tense, thrilling debut novel that spans two continents, from "a writer to watch out for" (Colum McCann).

It's 1832 and Coll Coyle has killed the wrong man. The dead man's father is an expert tracker and ruthless...


The Fields: A Novel

by Kevin Maher Reagan Arthur Books (August 13, 2013)

Kate Atkinson welcomes a first novel that's "a joy to read: fresh, funny, and always unexpected."

It's the first summer of lust for 14-year-old Jim Finnegan, a boy trying to become a man in 1980s Dublin. Jim's...


Mondo Desperado: A Serial Novel

by Patrick McCabe HarperCollins e-books (November 16, 2010)

Patrick McCabe has long been recognized as a writer of rare talent and unique voice, whose vision of the world is so distinctive that "McCabesque" has become an adjective with multiple meanings, including "exquisitely,...


Emerald Germs Of Ireland

by Patrick McCabe HarperCollins e-books (November 23, 2010)

"There is something special about the relationship we all have with our mothers . . . "

Meet Pat McNab, forty-five years old, and about to embark on a homicidal rampage sparked by matricide. Or is he?

Pat spent...


Call Me the Breeze

by Patrick McCabe HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

With T. S. Eliot's words as his guide, Joey Tallon embarks on a journey toward enlightenment in the troubling psychedelic-gone-wrong atmosphere of the late 1970s. A man deranged by desire, and longing for belonging,...


The Wrong Kind of Blood

Ed Loy #1

Shamus Best First P.I. Novel 2007

by Declan Hughes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

After twenty years in Los Angeles, Ed Loy has come home to bury his mother. But hers is only the first dead body he encounters after crossing an ocean.

The city Loy once knew is an unrecognizable place, filled...


The Price of Blood

Ed Loy #3

by Declan Hughes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

What's in a name? Apparently everything for Ed Loy, because that's the only information Father Vincent Tyrrell, brother of prominent racehorse trainer F. X. Tyrrell, offers when he asks for Ed's help in finding...


All the Dead Voices

Ed Loy #4

by Declan Hughes HarperCollins (June 30, 2009)

“With All the Dead Voices, Declan Hughes once again demonstrates that the private detective novel can be vital, modern and relevant in the right hands.”

—Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author...


City of Lost Girls

Ed Loy #5

by Declan Hughes HarperCollins (April 06, 2010)

“Ed Loy is…more than worthy of a place among the great creations of Chandler and Hammett. Hughes is simply the best Irish crime novelist of his generation.”

—John Connolly

 

Shamus Award winner and Edgar®...


City of Hope

Ellis Island #2

by Kate Kerrigan William Morrow Paperbacks (June 25, 2013)

The heartrending and inspiring sequel to Ellis Island, Kate Kerrigan's City of Hope is an uplifting story of a woman truly ahead of her time

When her beloved husband suddenly dies, young Ellie Hogan decides to...


Brandenburg: A Thriller

by Glenn Meade Howard Books (April 02, 2013)

Glenn Meade, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Second Messiah, delivers unrivaled suspense, unforgettable characters, and a brilliantly absorbing story as a British agent and a German woman find themselves...


The Testament of Mary

by Colm Toibin Scribner (November 13, 2012)

PROVOCATIVE, HAUNTING AND INDELIBLE, Colm Tóibín’s portrait of Mary presents her as a solitary older woman still seeking to understand the events that become the narrative of the New Testament and the foundation...


The South: A Novel

by Colm Toibin Scribner (October 30, 2012)

In 1950, Katherine Proctor leaves Ireland for Barcelona, determined to escape her family and become a painter. There she meets Miguel, an anarchist veteran of the Spanish Civil War, and begins to build a life...


The Heather Blazing: A Novel

Encore Award 1993

by Colm Toibin Scribner (October 30, 2012)

Colm Tóibín’s second “lovely, understated” novel that “proceeds with stately grace” (The Washington Post Book World) about an uncompromising judge whose principles, when brought home to his own family,...


Blind Man's Bluff

by Aidan Higgins Dalkey Archive Press (August 28, 2012)

A commonplace book of anecdotes and cartoons, Aidan Higgins’s Blind Man’s Bluff is a compendium of tart and comic insights into sight itself, as well as other varied indignities: personal, historical, and...


Cruel Acts (Maeve Kerrigan, Book 8)

by Jane Casey HarperCollins (April 18, 2019)

The Sunday Times bestseller!

From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a powerful Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page!

Guilty?

A year ago, Leo Stone...


A Keeper

by Graham Norton Atria Books (August 13, 2019)

From Graham Norton—the BAFTA-award-winning Irish television host and author of the “charming debut novel” (New York Journal of Books) Holding, a masterly and haunting tale of secrets and ill-fated love...


The Memory

The Machinery Trilogy #3

by Gerrard Cowan HarperVoyager (September 20, 2018)

The time of Ruin has come.

The meaning of the Prophecy is becoming clear at last: if Ruin cannot be stopped, all of memory will transform into nightmare.

In the tunnels of the Underland, a place of phantoms,...


The Gutter Prayer

The Black Iron Legacy #1

by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Orbit (January 22, 2019)

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.

The city has always been. The city must finally...


Heartland

by Patrick McCabe New Island Books (March 29, 2018)

‘This world is a bad dream.’

Seven men wait in Mervyn’s Mountain Bar, awaiting the arrival of Tony Begley and his six-inch boning knife, Sweety. Ray ‘Ringo’ Wade hides above them in the rafters, silent...


My Coney Island Baby

by Billy O'Callaghan Harper (April 09, 2019)

An exquisite, heart-breaking novel by an Irish discovery.

Radiant with beauty, longing, and desire, and deeply touching, this literary novel, reminiscent of the works of William Trevor and Colm Tóibín, evokes...


Black Water

by Cormac O'Keeffe Black & White Publishing (April 19, 2018)

A TAUT, COMPELLING CRIME THRILLER SET IN DUBLIN, FOR FANS OF SAM BLAKE AND ALEX BARCLAY

Tara Crowe is on a mission to clean up the gangs that rule the lawless streets alongside Dublin’s Grand Canal. Which means...


The Woman in the Woods

by John Connolly Atria/Emily Bestler Books (June 12, 2018)

With its singular characters, eerie subject matter, and socko style” (The New York Times), this gripping thriller from the internationally bestselling author John Connolly follows Private Investigator Charlie...


The Bespoke Hitman

by Sam Millar Brandon (June 18, 2018)

Sometimes robbing a bank can become a lot more dangerous than you planned.

Halloween night. Belfast city centre. In the freezing, pelting rain, three men in wolf costumes decide to rob a bank. Everything goes...


The Innocent of Falkland Road

by Carlo Gébler New Island Books (September 08, 2017)

London, Summer, 1964. The Beatles have just released A Hard Days Night and the swinging sixties are fast approaching. Ralph, twelve years old, waves his mother goodbye as she disappears to the U.S. to work for...


The Strategist

The Machinery Trilogy #2

by Gerrard Cowan HarperVoyager (August 25, 2017)

Ruin is coming.

For ten millennia, the Machinery Selected the greatest leaders of humanity, bringing glory to the Overland. But the Machinery came with a Prophecy: in the 10,000th year, it will break, and Ruin...


Malarky

by Anakana Schofield Biblioasis (April 03, 2012)

What happens when a woman loves her boy so intensely she destroys him? A striking new voice in Irish fiction.


Mrs. Engels

by Gavin McCrea Catapult (October 01, 2015)

"The illiterate lover and eventual wife of a coauthor of The Communist Manifesto is the star of this enthralling work of historical fiction." —O: The Oprah Magazine

"Lizzie has been brought to life with exuberant...


The Library at the Edge of the World

by Felicity Hayes-McCoy Harper Perennial (November 14, 2017)

November 2017 LibraryReads Pick

In the bestselling tradition of Fannie Flagg and Jenny Colgan comes Felicity Hayes-McCoy’s U.S. debut about a local librarian who must find a way to rebuild her community and...


What She Saw

by Gerard Stembridge Harper Paperbacks (May 23, 2017)

A taut, stylish thriller set over the course of twenty-four hours in Paris—perfect for fans of Chris Pavone's The Expats and Olen Steinhauer's The Tourist.

The storied Hotel Chevalier on Paris’ ritzy Right...


House of Names: A Novel

by Colm Toibin Scribner (May 09, 2017)

* A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year

* Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, St. Louis Dispatch

From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín...


We Were Kings

by Thomas O'Malley & Douglas Graham Purdy Mulholland Books (June 21, 2016)

In 1950's Boston, the Irish Republican Army is running guns and killing witnesses. Cal and Dante are committed to stopping them.

When a body is discovered at the Charlestown locks--tarred, feathered and shot...


The Little Red Chairs

by Edna O'Brien Little, Brown and Company (March 29, 2016)

A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time

One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives...


Killing Ways

by Alex Barclay HarperCollins (December 03, 2015)

Dark times lie ahead for Special Agent Ren Bryce and the Rocky Mountains Safe Streets Task Force in the heart-stopping new thriller from the bestselling author of DARKHOUSE and BLOOD LOSS.

In the game of vengeance,...


Serpents in the Cold

by Thomas O'Malley & Douglas Graham Purdy Mulholland Books (January 01, 2015)

A serial killer stalks the streets of 1950s Boston--and two friends take it upon themselves to bring him down.

Post-war Boston is down on its luck and looking for change. A year after the Great Brink's Robbery--the...


The Machinery

The Machinery Trilogy #1

by Gerrard Cowan HarperVoyager (September 10, 2015)

The Machinery knows all.

For ten millennia, the leaders of the Overland have been Selected by the Machinery, an omnipotent machine gifted to the world in darker days.

The Overland has thrived, crushing all enemies....


The Color of Blood

Ed Loy #2

by Declan Hughes HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

A reputable dentist from a venerable medical family, Shane Howard wants Loy to find his lost daughter after receiving a set of photographs featuring nineteen-year-old Emily in provocative poses. But a simple...


The Burning Soul: A Charlie Parker Thriller

Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker #10

by John Connolly Atria Books (September 06, 2011)

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done?

“There are some truths so terrible that they should not be spoken aloud, so appalling that even to acknowledge them is to risk sacrificing a crucial part of one’s...


The Black Snow: A Novel

by Paul Lynch Little, Brown and Company (May 12, 2015)

The startling new novel from a brilliant young Irish novelist on the rise, who "has a sensational gift for a sentence" (Colum McCann on Red Sky in Morning).

In Donegal in the spring of 1945, a farmhand runs into...


Killing Ways

by Alex Barclay HarperCollins (April 09, 2015)

Dark times lie ahead for Special Agent Ren Bryce and the Rocky Mountains Safe Streets Task Force in the heart-stopping new thriller from the bestselling author of DARKHOUSE and BLOOD LOSS.

In the game of vengeance,...


The Love Object: Selected Stories

by Edna O'Brien & John Banville Little, Brown and Company (May 05, 2015)

Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by the "short story master." (Harold Bloom)

As John Banville writes in his introduction to THE LOVE OBJECT, Edna O'Brien "is, simply,...


Ellis Island

Ellis Island #1

by Kate Kerrigan William Morrow Paperbacks (June 28, 2011)

“A standout novel….A rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment.”

—Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned

Already a hit in the United Kingdom, Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan...